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Mr. Robert Martin

Mr. Robert Martin

Mr. Robert Martin is a kind and gentle farmer. He takes a great liking to Miss Harriet Smith and ends up proposing to her. However, Harriet tries to win Emma's approval and says that he is, "Oh!...not handsome at all!i though him very plain at first, but do not think him so plain now..." (Austen 26). To Emma, he is just a poor, bore-of-a-farmer that she would never look into loving him. He is not proper for her and certainly doesn't want that for Harriet, even though he is already good enough for her. Robert Martin also seems not well educated because all he reads are the Agricultural reports and never anything advanced to the women (26).